Saturday, 30 November 2013

Porter looks forward to full council debate on plans Conditional approval sought to enable multiple benefits for Toronto

Porter-AirlinesPorter Airlines President and CEO Robert Deluce looks forward to a full discussion of the city staff report on Porter’s growth proposal at next week’s meeting of the Executive Committee and at city council’s meeting on Dec. 16.

Fred Olsen follows on Carnival Cruise foot steps in refunding money

fredFred. Olsen Cruise Lines has followed in the footsteps of Carnival Cruise Lines by offering a money back guarantee to passengers who aren’t satisfied with their cruise.

Moderate earthquake recorded in India’s Arunachal Pradesh

earthwaveAn earthquake of moderate intensity of 5 on the Richter Scale, at its epicentre at latitude 29 degree North and longitude 95.9 degree East, in Northeaster Indian state Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley, was recorded by Meteorological Office seismographs here today at 7 hours 25 minutes, sources said. 

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Korea confirms expansion of air defense system

koreaThe Korean government has confirmed the expansion the nation’s airspace defense identification zone, known as KADIZ. Earlier in the day the Defense Ministry said the Korean government will do its utmost for national security. 

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Spain to adapt Chinese ways for attracting more tourists

Spain_TourismSpain needs to change itself in certain ways in order to attract even more Chinese tourists in the future, tourism industry experts said in Madrid on Thursday.

Air Greenland Changing schedules due to weather

air-greenland-flightThe weather remains a major challenge for Air Greenland, who must change plans and schedules constantly. The storm that has been raging over the past two days on Greenland’s west coast, has now moved a little further north, and the wind has largely subsided in Nuuk.

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UIA offers new travel opportunities within the period of Winter2013/2014 Schedule

Ukraine-International-AirlinesUkraine International Airlines mark the onset of winter 2013/2014 season with the launch of the long-haul flights, further development of a network carrier business model, as well as increased frequency on existing routes.

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SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, commenced services today to Yogyakarta, Indonesia

SilkAirFlight MI152 departed Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 0810 hours, and is scheduled to arrive in Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto International Airport at 0930 hours. The return flight, MI151 will depart Yogyakarta at 1100 hours, and is scheduled to reach Singapore at 1425 hours (all times local)*

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Mozambique Minister for Tourism welcomes his Seychelles counterpart to Maputo for the RETOSA Meeting of Ministers

SeychellesMinister Carvalho Muaria, the Mozambique Minister responsible for Tourism welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture just after he landed in Maputo, Mozambique for the RETOSA Ministers Meeting.

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Condor: New partnership with Air Dolomiti (EN)

Condor-airlinesLeisure carrier Condor gains a new partner in Italy, Air Dolomiti. From November 1 2013, Air Dolomiti feeder and connecting flights for Condor long-haul routes can be booked over all channels. From now on, Air Dolomiti will operate feeder flights to the hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.

Cultural District Award officially launched in Seychelles

SeychellesSeychelles has officially launched its first edition of Cultural District Award. It was in the decor of the Theatre des Palmes Palme at Mont Fleuri that the Cultural District Award was officially launched by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture. 

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Sales of “Peach x Mariko Shinoda Collaboration Items”

peachPeach Aviation Limited (Peach; Representative Director & CEO: Shinichi Inoue, Head office: Izumisano-shi, Osaka), announced today that it will start sales of collaboration items created between Peach and its official CA Ms. Mariko Shinoda.

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Race on to claim Santos Best Dressed Town title

Best-Dressed-Town-Businesses and residents are invited to start thinking about how they can inject some extra colour and excitement along the Santos Tour Down Under race route by taking part in the Santos Best Dressed Town competition.

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Tourism Annual Marketing Meeting 2013 in Seychelles opened by Minister St.Ange

SeychellesThe Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture yesterday official opened the Tourism Annual Marketing Meeting 2013 of the islands. This was made in the presence of the CEO and Deputy CEO of the Tourism Board, the Director of Marketing, all Managers from the different Seychelles Tourism Board’s Offices in the four corners of world and their Marketing Colleagues based in Seychelles, and interested members form the Private sector.

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Enjoy a Short Break This Summer at Metro Apartments on Bank Place

summer-package-metro-apartments-bank-place-300x300With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to book a short break in Melbourne to enjoy the myriad sporting events, music and cultural festivals and outdoor theatre and cinema.

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New Airport Bus Contract Gets Off To A Flying Start

Bournemouth-AirportA NEW contract to run the A1 shuttle bus for the owners of Bournemouth Airport has got off to a flying start.

Yellow Buses began operating the new-look service on Saturday November 16 after landing the deal with airport owners, Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

Michelin Starred Spanish Chef Sergi Arola To Debut In Switzerland At W Verbier

365cf03e-6c47-48f0-9481-c221ff6cbd39-653x367-300x168W Verbier will open its doors at the foot of the resort’s magnificent ski slopes, introducing both the W brand and the outstanding cuisine of renowned Catalan chef Sergi Arola to Switzerland.  Ideally located right next to the main Médran gondola, W Verbier will be the first alpine and ski retreat from the global design powerhouse.

Australian company recognises Christine St. Ange, a Marketing specialist for the 2013 reach team member of the year award

Seychelles-199x300The Ashdown-Ingram 2013 National Conference that was recently held in Melbourne brought together the Senior Directors of this Australia wide Company and all Senior Managers for all the States of Australia.

Wizz Air Ukraine Anounces New Route Fom LVIV In 2014

images-118Wizz Air Ukraine, announced today a new route to be operated on an Airbus A320 from its base in Lviv starting from 1 May 2014. The route will connect Lviv with Tel Aviv with three weekly frequencies** and provide a total of over 56.000 seats in the first year of operations.

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Aeroflot 9M 2013 IFRS Financial Results Date

aeroflotAeroflot Group (the “Group”) will publish its consolidated IFRS financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2013. The Group will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts on the same day at 18:00 Moscow time (14:00 London; 09:00 New York).

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

App now available for Android and Apple – Vouchers worth a total of €25,000

androidSmartphone users can now download the “Berlin Airport” app in time for the Christmas period. A new Android version is also available. Both apps can be downloaded free of charge and offer passengers and meeters and greeters a comprehensive range of services relating to Schönefeld and Tegel airports.

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MTA Weekend Subway Service Advisory

MTA-Railway-imageCustomers may visit our website and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA website each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  

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SFO and SF SPCA to welcome certified therapy dogs to Airport

sfo-san1The San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) are hosting a press conference to announce the new Wag Brigade program.

AMR Corporation Emergence From Chapter 11 And Merger Close Expected On Dec. 9

US-AirwaysToday, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the settlement of the lawsuit reached with the U.S. Department of Justice and certain states relating to the merger of AMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Proposes To Tighten Immigration Rules

UK-Prime-MinisterUK Prime Minister David Cameron in an attempt to stop so–called ‘benefits tourism’ has proposed to tighten immigration rules. The new rules will ensure that European migrant workers entering the UK would not be able to claim housing benefits and would have to wait three months before applying for jobseekers allowance.

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Travel Warning for Ukraine: Possibility of Violent Protests


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Mediviron UOA Signed MoU with Vietnam-based Du Lich and Lam Dep to Promote Medical Tourism

vietnamMediviron UOA Clinic recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam-based Du Lich and Lam Dep. The partnership is set to bring in its first batch of aesthetic tourist early next year just in time for Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

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Canada issues weather warning in view of impending winter

weather-warningIn view of the inclement weather prevailing on major parts of neighbouring US and the far easy including countries like India, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Niagara and some other areas of the province

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Philadelphia rolls out red carpet for tourists

e holiday season is knocking at the door. Tourists are expected to fllod into the USA but certain cities are leaving anything to chance. 

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Cameron proposes anti ‘benefit-tourism’ law

CameronBritain is as usual going against a popular rule of the European Union. Which allows free movement and migration of people living within the EU.

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Qantas plane emergency lands after windscreen cracks

American-Airlines-plane-emergency-landingA QANTAS flight to Perth was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday after its windscreen cracked. Flight QF1091 which was on its way to Perth from Newman, had 92 people on board at the time.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

DOT Fines Brazilian Airline for Violations of Airline Consumer Rules

Brazilian-airlineThe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined the Brazilian airline GOL $250,000 for violating a number of DOT’s rules protecting the rights of air travelers. This is the largest penalty assessed for violations of the rules adopted in April 2011.

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Travelport appoints Country Manager, Bruce Hanna for Saudi Arabia

Bruce-hanna-300x300Travelport – a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry – has announced the appointment of Bruce Hanna as Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Singapore Airlines brings an end to the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight on Monday

singapore-airlinesSingapore Airlines brings an end to the world’s longest nonstop commercial route after the Singapore Airlines flight from New York landed safely on Monday. The flight nearly takes 19 hours to connect travelers from New York to Changi Airport.

Montreal shows of prototype metro car

bombardier-metro-carAlstom and Bombardier have presented a prototype metro car to officials in Montreal to show the future urban rail travel for the city.

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DFW Airport offering free shipping, free gift-wrapping and more this holiday shopping season

DFW-international-airportPassengers traveling to and from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport during the 2013 holiday season will be treated to free shipping and free gift wrapping on gifts purchased at specialty shops and retailers at DFW Airport.

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Annual Aircraft Crash and Rescue Exercise Puts Airport’s Ability to Handle Unique Emergency Situation to Test

Hong-Kong-Airport-AuthorityThe annual aircraft crash and rescue exercise was held this morning at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), testing for the first time the airport’s ability to handle a radioactive material contamination combined with a plane crash scenario.

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Mumsnet award for Heathrow’s play areas

Heathrows-play-areasHeathrow collected an award for innovation at last night’s Mumsnet’s Family Friendly Awards hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Hawaiian Airlines Commences Ticket Sales for New Beijing Service

122759_hawaiian_airlinesTickets are now on sale for Hawaiian Airlines’ new non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, its first Mainland China gateway destination, which launches April 16, 2014, subject to government approval. The new service will offer flights three days weekly.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Service & Reduced Fares for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

MTA-RailWith the beginning of the long Thanksgiving Weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready with additional train service to get travelers where they want to go and off-peak ticket pricing they will find very attractive.

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Wanaka Displayed in Adventure Tourism Game Show

tourism-newzealandAfter featuring in an adventure tourism game show, Wanaka is set to be exposed to millions of international viewers. The show, hosted by the World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides presenter Henry Cole and Total Wipeout presenter Amanda Byram, would be broadcasted across a global network of over 130 territories including UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific by mid-next year.

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Strategic Partnership Formed Between China Tourism and China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market

ChinaA strategic partnership created between China Tourism Academy (CTA) andChina Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM), the only business-to-business event that focuses on the China outbound tourism market and is dedicated to providing an annual platform for Chinese outbound tour operators, travel agencies, high-end/luxury travel companies and MICE purchaser to source overseas tour products suppliers.

PSI Falls, Otago-Southland Tourism Feels the Pinch

Otago-SouthlandThe New Zealand PSI reading was 58.2, the highest level of activity since 2007. Northern was on 60.8, central on 52.6 and Canterbury-Westland on 54.9. Otago-Southland tourism operators are starting to feel the pinch, leading to a fall in the regional reading on the BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index (PSI).

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Sudan, Eritrea jointly inaugurate tourism fest

tourism-festIn a landmark development Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki on Sunday officially inaugurated the seventh Tourism and Shopping Festival in Port-Sudan, the capital city of the Red Sea state in eastern Sudan.

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Emergency exercise at Auckland Airport

auckland-airport-imageAs part of its Aerodrome Emergency Plan, Auckland Airport is undertaking an emergency exercise on the morning of 27 November 2013.

The exercise is intended to test the airport’s response to an emergency situation as well as meeting Civil Aviation requirements.

Etihad Airways Selects GE Engines for Fleet Expansion

download-62Etihad Airways today announced its selection of GE engines to power its order for 56 Boeing wide-body aircraft, which is part of an extensive fleet expansion for the airline. Etihad’s order includes a commitment for 25 GE9X-powered Boeing 777X, 30 GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787-10 and one GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The list price for these engines is valued at more than $3 billion.

GE’s Record Airline Jet Engine Agreement with Emirates

download-55With the commitment by Emirates airlines for 150 Boeing 777X twin-engine aircraft, announced today at the Dubai Air Show, GE Aviation has secured its largest ever commercial jet engine award from an airline.

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GE’s Record Jet Engine Agreements at Dubai Air Show

Elal_b777-200_4x-ecd_arp-300x200At Sunday’s opening day of the Dubai Air Show, GE Aviation received $26 billion (USD list price) in jet engine orders and services agreements for wide-body Boeing aircraft from three leading airlines in the Middle East.

Now performing production inspection of Boeing 787

download-317-300x132Lufthansa Technik AG is the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in the world able to provide production inspection for Boeing 787 aircraft for airline and VIP customers. In other words: among the aircraft types whose production Lufthansa Technik can supervise at customer request is now the Dreamliner, with its modern, technically demanding composite materials technology.

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Lufthansa Technik strengthens Middle East business in Dubai

Lufthansa-TechnikLufthansa Technik AG is expanding its long-established activities in the important and strongly growing Middle Eastern aviation market even further. At Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services (LTMES), headquartered in Dubai, the range of technical services and sales activities for the region’s customers is being expanded significantly.

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